50 NDC members at Sege leave party

About 50 members of the NDC in the Sege Constituency in the Greater Accra Region have resigned from the party.

According to them, they are disappointed in the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Alfred Abayateye and the party’s constituency executives.

In a letter addressed to the President and National Chairman of the NDC, the aggrieved supporters also expressed disappointment at government’s failure to create jobs in the area.

Joy FM’s Benjamin Tetteh has been following the story and reports the aggrieved supporters accuse the MP and the constituency executives of greed and working against the party.

“As the party is in power now, we expect them to take care of some of the members who are unemployed,” one supporter said.

Another said the MP had kept a distance and respond to their greetings by waving from afar.

Philip Tetteh-Fio reputed as a strong supporter of the NDC in the constituency, told Benjamin Tetteh he had remained unemployed despite his party being in power.

He threatened to vote for the New Patriotic Party parliamentary candidate come election 2012.

But the MP is extremely incensed by the charges. He says he even doubts that those behind the letter are genuine NDC members.

“An MP is not development person. The water he is fetching and drinking, does he know how the water came about? If I am incompetent, he must know I can speak better than he is doing. I don’t want to take him on personally but if he wants to play to the bull, I will play to the horse,” he charged.

Suspecting the so-called resignation and charges against him have been orchestrated by his predecessor, Mr Abayateye said “I am ready for him. He cannot compare himself to me, he is a Maths tutor, I am an accountant and a banker, I have served the Bank of Ghana for 27 years. My own [child] has got a First Class, what class has he got which he is using to teach the Maths?”

Source: Joy News/Ghana